Elephant Babies Learning to Drink

No feast is ever complete without something refreshing and cool to wash it down with. But it’s easy to forget that for animals and humans alike, even this simple skill of drinking has to be learnt in order to master.

We are used to seeing human babies progress from bottles to beakers to the use of a glass … but what about the other newborns of the natural world?

In this video from BBC Earth, we see the dry land of the Namib Desert brought back to life thanks to torrents of water from the distant mountains.

But with every blessing, comes a challenge. And for these elephant calves, it’s the use of their trunk that’s the biggest hurdle.

This post was originally published by BBCEarth.

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Photo from Earth-touch Admin via flickr
Written by Adelle Harvard, a BBCEarth blogger

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Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra2 years ago

Thank you Lindsay, for Sharing this!

ELENA NOVO3 years ago

i just love elephnats!!!!! thks for posting.....magnificent creatures!!!!

Rose Balcom
Rose Balcom3 years ago

Elephants are sooo special!

Marlene Dinkins
Marlene Dinkins3 years ago


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Krasimira B.4 years ago


Lisa Zarafonetis
Lisa Zarafonetis4 years ago

Absolutely adorably precious!!! :)
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Shirley E.
Shirley E.4 years ago

Baby things are always so appealing!

Lady Ravens
Lady Ravens4 years ago

How Beautiful thy are....Thank You for sharing !

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago


Loo Samantha
Loo sam4 years ago

nature takes its course, thanks for sharing.